Al-Moualami added: “Once this happens, it is not only Saudi Arabia, but the entire Islamic world, and the 57 members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation will follow us in this, that is, in recognizing Israel and establishing relations with it.”
Abdullah Al-Mouallimi's statements came in an English-language interview conducted by the Saudi newspaper, "Arab News".
Al-Mouallimi said: "The last official Saudi position is that we are ready to normalize relations with Israel as soon as the terms of the Saudi peace initiative (the Arab Peace Initiative) that was put forward in 2002 are implemented."
He explained that the initiative "calls for ending the occupation of all Arab lands occupied by Israel in 1967, establishing an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, and granting the Palestinians the right to self-determination."
The “Arab Peace Initiative,” also known as the “Saudi Initiative,” is a proposal adopted by the League of Arab States during its summit in Beirut in 2002.
Al-Moalami stressed that “time does not change right or wrong.” The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories is a mistake no matter how long it lasts.
He added: "Israeli practices in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, with regard to settlements, siege and depriving Palestinians of their dignity and rights, are wrong, and this does not change."
And the official Israeli broadcasting authority had reported in early November 2021 that a delegation of 20 heads of Jewish communities in the United States visited Saudi Arabia and held meetings with senior officials in the Kingdom, including ministers and representatives of the royal family; With the aim of pushing for the normalization of relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia.